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November 20, 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance

502px-Candle_in_the_darkIn honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), The SAGE Center will be hosting a special event tonight at The SAGE Center from 6-7 pm.  TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and became an important memorial that now occurs every year. Feel like marching?  The East Harlem/Bronx LGBT Task Force will hold its first ever Transgender Day of Remembrance March and Vigil this evening. The march will start at 6:00 pm at 138th St. & 3rd Ave in the Bronx and will be marching to the Harlem State Office Building (125th & 7th Ave.).

SAGE honors the transgender community and recognizes the difficulty they face, especially in aging. For anyone interested in transgender aging issues, please check out all of our transgender resources, including our groundbreaking report, Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults.

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